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Treacle recipes

Bake up a stunning treacle tart, a simple family-friendly sponge pudding or try a savoury, sticky glazed ham with our best ever treacle recipes

53 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A simple baked version of this classic childhood pudding, with a zesty treacle sauce forming an irresistible puddle at the bottom

55 mins
Easy
8 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Treat family and friends to a comforting treacle tart with crumbly pastry and rich filling. A classic British dessert, serve with ice cream or clotted cream

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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24 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A syrupy basin pudding with a moist sponge and sticky sauce- a Great British tradition with retro charm

2 hrs
Easy
10 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

James Martin gives the traditional treacle tart a Christmassy twist

2 hrs and 45 mins
Easy
12 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Using fruit purée instead of butter means you can enjoy a comforting steamed sponge pud with less fat - serve with skinny custard

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

James uses the steam-roast method to cook his Christmas ham, so you don't need an enormous pan to boil it in

3 hrs and 20 mins
More effort
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Rich, dark and spicy - prepare enough mixture for two basins, one for Christmas day and the other to give as a gift

6 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
37 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This easy all-in-one cake is perfect if you've got friends coming for coffee or afternoon tea

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
12 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

This simple, yeast-free Irish bread is delicious with soup or cheese. For a darker loaf, you can use an extra spoonful of treacle in place of the honey

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This moist and sticky layer cake tastes better the longer you leave it in the tin, so make ahead and enjoy for up to a week

2 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Lift your average Sunday lunch to the next level with this roast sirloin made with a treacle marinade and a delicious thyme salt gravy on the side

2 hrs and 10 mins
More effort
5 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Serve up a treat for lunch, with fresh soda bread, smoked salmon, pickles and homemade butter (yes, homemade). Sounds tricky? It takes just 30 minutes to make

30 mins
Easy
69 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

If you're looking for a slice with spice, try this deliciously moist and sticky ginger cake

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
328 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Try this moist and gooey stem ginger cake

1 hr
Easy
12 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Crowds will love this sweet treat of dark and sticky treacle toffee smashed into hard bitesize chunks

1 hr
Easy
99 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This cake has all the flavours of Christmas, but won't take ages to make - you can decorate it any way you like. Ideal for a wedding cake too

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
44 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Parkin is a traditional sponge cake from Northern England flavoured with syrupy molasses, oatmeal and ginger. A lovely teatime treat!

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
33 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Just the thing to warm you up on a cold winter night

3 hrs
Easy
27 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A good glug of ginger wine makes this cake a little different from the norm. It's also lighter than its predecessors, so you can have two pieces!

2 hrs and 50 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This recipe uses a basic bread dough method, but the mix of flours gives an interesting texture and flavour

3 hrs and 55 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
7 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

By braising the meat first, then crisping it up quickly on the barbecue to finish, the meat stays really tender

4 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A steamed basin sponge hits the spot every time and uses up half-full jars of marmalade, syrup or jam - serve hot with custard!

3 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
5 ratings 2.7 out of 5 star rating

This easy and comforting pud is the perfect way to round off a family lunch

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
21 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Fancy a cross between a traditional roasted ham and pulled pork? Use pineapple, treacle and ginger marinade as a tropical glaze

5 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
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